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Empty Bowls 2024

YWCA Empty Bowls Fundraiser Returns for 20th Year To Help Fight Hunger and Food Insecurity in Peterborough

For the first time in five years, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is bringing back our much-loved local fundraiser, Empty Bowls, for an in-person seated lunch event. Taking place on Friday, February 23 at The Venue in downtown Peterborough, Empty Bowls will raise funds to support the Nourish food program operated by the YWCA, which provides fresh …

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Mark Sokolski and Kim Dolan

Sokolski Real Estate Group Donates Over $40,000 to YWCA: Funds Raised from Trek to Volcanic Peak in Ecuador

Peterborough real estate agent Mark Sokolski and his team at The Sokolski Real Estate Group have made an incredible donation of $41,952 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton. Mr. Sokolski raised funds for the YWCA by participating in the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation’s Ecuador Challenge for Shelter. In November, Mr. Sokolski joined more than 100 other Canadian …

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2024 Board Recruitment

YWCA Seeks Board Directors and Other Volunteers: Dynamic Women Who Want to Make a Difference in the Lives of Women and Children

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton is seeking volunteers to join the Board of Directors and Board committees. “We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about women’s issues and have the desire to be involved with an organization that provides life-saving programs, tools and resources that help women and children thrive. The YWCA plays a vital role in our community and its sustainability depends …

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YWCA Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

Ontario Budget 2024: YWCA Ontario Pre-Budget Submission

Addressed to The Honourable Peter Bethlenfalvy, Minister of Finance, c/o Budget Secretariat YWCA Ontario is a provincial coalition of YWCA Member Associations that serves more than 40,000 people each year across Ontario. We offer a range of programs to meet the needs of women, girls and gender diverse people across the province. Our programming includes …

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City of Peterborough declares gender-based violence an epidemic after successful delegation

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre and the Peterborough Domestic Abuse Network applaud Peterborough City Council’s approved motion to declare all forms of gender-based violence an epidemic in our community. Fulfilling the first recommendation from the Renfrew Inquest, the City of Peterborough has become the 74th municipality in the province of Ontario to declare …

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YWCA Ontario

YWCA Ontario responds to two major investments in women, gender-diverse people, and families

YWCA Ontario, a coalition of 10 YWCAs across the province, is pleased to see two new initiatives that will impact the safety, well-being, and economic success of women and families: Ontario signing on to the National Action Plan to End Gender-based Violence, and a provincial investment in child care workers. First, the federal government announced …

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Help shine a light in the darkness

Help shine a light in the darkness

This holiday season, you can help shine a light in the darkness for those who need it most. Many women and children will spend their holiday season in an emergency shelter after fleeing gender-based violence and abuse. Your generous support helps these women and their families to start over and build a brighter future. DOUBLE YOUR …

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